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What things make dry socket more likely?

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Dr. Alan Ali answered

Specializes in Psychiatry

Dry socket: Oestrogen in women, smoking, poor general health.

Answered 7/8/2012

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Dr. Daniel Quon answered

Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

Bad luck: Dry sockets can occur with any extraction. Vigorous rinsing, spitting, sucking through a straw, and smoking may increase the risk of developing a dry socket or osteitis.

Answered 8/15/2020

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